This content has been uploaded as part of my portfolio. I was the post audio engineer for this short film. Full version of the children’s animation “Dream Come True (A Mule Mom’s Story)”. Parents… please be honest in answering your child when asked where babies come from. Explaining in-vitro might prove more difficult so feel free to use Dr. Pablo’s explanation from this video.
This Emmy-award winning documentary chronicles the journey of a mustang named Charlie and the people whose lives he touches along the way. Produced and written by Jen Noble. Distributed nationally on PBS, a WTCI-TV Production, Chattanooga, TN.
In Cloud’s Legacy: The Wild Stallion Returns, Cloud is now a band stallion with a mare and her children, a yearling and a foal. Meanwhile, Cloud’s own child, which has a telltale golden coat, lives with another herd and will never know him as his father. This film premiered November 23, 2003.
With the American mustang crisis in the news worldwide, award-winning filmmaker, James Anaquad-Kleinert brings his star- studded environmental film, Wild Horses & Renegades to National attention. In the ﬁlm, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Viggo Mortense, Raoul Trujillo, Daryl Hannah and Dances with Wolves author Michael Blake join with former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) to highlight how the great symbol of the American West is being purposefully driven to extinction by a corrupt Bureau of Land Management. The documentary captures the corporate beneﬁts of wild horse roundups, including clearing land for Uranium mining claims, oil and gas pipelines and corporate cattle grazing. As Jim Baca (former Director of the Bureau of Land Management) states in Wild Horses & Renegades: “Our Public Lands are run by the oil, mining and livestock industries and it’s their way or the highway”.
Cowboy and family man, Clay Nannini, shares insight into the value of preserving the American Mustang while introducing his children to this icon of American history, and a legacy worth protecting.
New evidence shows that up to 90% of laminitis cases are caused by Cushings or equine metabolic syndrome. Equine veterinary specialist, David Rendle, discusses the importance of early diagnosis, and why trusting your instincts and making a call to the vet to have your horse checked out as quickly as possible can help improve the prognosis for a horse with laminitis.
The situations in which Donna Vowles claims in her video that nurse mares are needed fall on my deaf ears. Yes, some broodmares reject their babies, or become too dangerous to handle, die during birth, or cannot produce enough milk. So a nurse mare is brought in to save the baby in crisis. Sounds noble on the surface until you remember that the nurse mare’s foal is put at even higher risk than the broodmare baby in crisis. A nurse mare foal is either killed using inhumane methods, left to die, sold to slaughter, or, if lucky, is picked up by a rescue organization who then must bear the financial costs of artificially nursing a foal via human intervention.
If this true story of Ellie Bishop does not inspire you not much will. This teenager lost both her legs and one arm to meningitis when she was only five years old. Instead of giving up on life, she rides horses.
his horse is too clever for his own good. Love seeing horses assert their intelligence in the faces of those who think horses are not smart. This guy not only looks out to see when the coast is clear, but has figured out how to remove his halter by himself. With great patience and more than a little skill he frees himself. And what does he do upon release? Well, that’s a cute surprise at the end I don’t want to spoil.
Charlie was a rescued gelding going on 40 years old. When he lost site in one eye, his friend, Jack, a goat, began walking by his “good” side leading him to and from his favorite place to graze. When Charlie lost site in the other eye and became completely blind, Jack would walk in front of him slowly leading him down a wooded path to graze. Once the pair arrived in the grassy area, Jack would lie down and wait while Charlie enjoyed grazing and then would lead him home when he was done.
Doug should have died. With a body score of 1 and severe respiratory infection, even after one month post rescue by animal control he was not gaining weight. In November of 2012, Central Virginia Horse Rescue received a call from a sheriff’s deputy in a very rural town in Southwestern Virginia. They had a horse that had been abandoned and it had just been remanded to them by the court. In winter, rescues are short on space, but how could they say no to this little horse in such dire need of saving?
A truly wonderful, entertaining, fun, heart-warming, video that demonstrates amazing showmanship and sportsmanship between two distinct riding disciplines: reining and dressage. Be sure to watch until close to the end or you will miss the best part.
Bitted horses often open their mouths. Using models, this video demonstrates what a bit does and why the horse opens his mouth (to avoid contact pain.) When horses feel the constant threat of a bit on their palets while being ridden, they may adopt avoidance habits such as attempting to place the tongue over the bit, grabbing the bit, becoming fidgety, opening their mouths wider, or placing their chins on their chests.
Using the wrong bit, or any bit improperly, causes pain and can lacerate soft mouth tissues as well as lead to deep cuts in the tongue. While riders refer to bits as applying “pressure” as it if were painless, bits are anything but created to be painless. They are created for the purpose of controlling large animals that give us sufficient power to convince them to listen. The improper use of bits can break a horse’s nose or even jaw. That’s a clear indication that bits can cause more than “painless pressure.”
This is a great video showing the difference between a snaffle bit and a Tom Thumb bit. Although the video was clearly created as an anti-Tom Thumb bit piece he does rather convincingly show how different types of bits work and why a Tom bit is cruel and unnecessary. The video is presented in layman’s terms so if you know absolutely nothing about bits or how they work, you can easily follow this video.
The video is about two mares with foals, starving and freezing to death that were rescued just in the nick of time. One of the mares named Macy laid down in the mud and snow shivering uncontrollably and appeared to have given up. The attending vet said she was so far gone she probably would not make it — but as if on cue, the mare did get up on her feet and she was whisked off to safety.
Doc Mischler is living out his dream of riding cross country. I cannot even begin to imagine the logistics of caring for one horse on the open road much less three, but Mischler has taken three horses on the road.
Some horses just know they are all that (some only think they are.) Andy is my daughter’s horse and he is sexy. He moves like he’s all that, and he can be sassy on the ground (he’s a prince under saddle.) Now 16 years old, he remains a kid at heart. He is the walking epitome of “squirrel” and has to stop and smell, nudge, or taste everything in sight. Here is Andy, racing, playing, flirting, and, as sexy horses do, free jumping.